Beau Coffron, better known as Lunchbox Dad, is a dad in the San Francisco Bay area that loves to make delicious and creatively designed lunches for his daughter Abby.
Much like Samantha Lee, Coffron creates bento-style lunches using various reasonably healthy food ingredients cut into all sorts of creative and colorful shapes. Characters from Narnia, Spiderman, Dr. Seuss and other popular children’s books, shows and movies come alive in his bento boxes – only to be eaten by his daughter for lunch. He occasionally makes these lunches for his younger children too, but they are not yet old enough for school.
Since Coffron started making the lunches, a lot has changed. For one, they’ve become internet celebrities. But more importantly, Coffron also says that he has grown closer to his daughter. “Not only did I start paying more attention to what she was watching, and playing with, but we also are able to talk more about her interests,” he told Huffpost.
For other ways in which creative dads can brighten their kids’ school days, check out these creative sandwich bag illustrations by David Laferriere.
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